Historical Records of the Survey of India.
PHILLIMORE Col. R.H.; EVEREST George (1945, 50, 1954, 1958)
£2750.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. 4vols. Extensively illustrated, each volume has cartographic end papers and numbered illustrations ie Vol.1-4, 21, 24, 24, 23. Many of these are folding maps. Original green cloth, a very good set, vol 2 a little shaken but nevertheless sound. xx, 400, [16 index]; xxviii, 478; xii, 535; xviii, 493pp. Dehra Dun, Office of the Northern Circle,
Presentation copies, Phillimore has inscribed volumes 1 ("To my fellow members of the United Service Club") and Vol 3. ("With the Author's Compliments"). Volume 2 has the R.U.S.I. label noted in ms. "Presented by Colonel Phillimore."
This famous work of scholarship is an invaluable source for the cartographic history of India. In particular it has biographies of all the principal surveyors, chapters on instrumentation etc.
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